Mudwomen and Whitemen: A meditation on pueblo potteries and the politics of representation

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As my title implies, I am concerned with the objects of others and the constitution of the colonial Other, the constructions of gender and ethnicity, and the problem- atics of alterity and interpretation. This meditation on the representation of the Pueblo subject within Anglo-American discourse is both a re-visionary and experi- mental text-a rereading through juxtapositions. “Re-vision,�? in Adrienne Rich’s now classic definition, entails “the act of looking back, of seeing with fresh eyes, of entering and old text from a new critical direction.�? This particular re-vision was occasioned by my leaving the Southwest and my work with Pueblo women and their potteries in 1987 and returning to it after a year in the Ivy League. M y essay is experimental in being a pastiche of images, quotations, and reflections-the sherds of over a decade of studying ceramics and culture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSituated Lives
Subtitle of host publicationGender and Culture in Everyday Life
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781135250447
ISBN (Print)9780415918060
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes


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Babcock, B. A. (2014). Mudwomen and Whitemen: A meditation on pueblo potteries and the politics of representation. In Situated Lives: Gender and Culture in Everyday Life (pp. 420-439). Taylor and Francis.